Businesses are increasing the amount of due diligence completed before greenlighting the acquisition of new data center space. They are wise to do so. The options available to run business applications and maintain continuity have increased in recent years. There is a dizzying array of cloud and colocation options available. The days of simply increasing floor space at an existing enterprise data center are winding down, too. Earlier generation data centers are either fully “built out,” have become functionally obsolete or have been expanded to the extent possible. When evaluating expansion options or new construction, customers are finding that many existing data center candidate facilities and sites have either leased-up or been acquired. Surrounding properties are not as easy to acquire as they were during the great recession. And the low cost of capital also has many customers evaluating build-to-suit options in concert with tech refreshes.